[Press conference on Phase III desegregation court order]
Original Airdate: 5/6/1977
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Press conference on the court-ordered plan for Phase III desegregation of the Boston Public Schools. Elvira "Pixie" Palladino (Boston School Committee), Charles Leftwich (Associate Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) and John Nucci (East Boston community activist) are among the interested parties and reporters in attendance. Attendees read over the court order. Robert Dentler (Dean of Education, Boston University) and Marvin Scott (Associate Dean of Education, Boston University) review the court order. They discuss efforts to desegregate Boston kindergartens. They announce the opening of the Mattahunt Elementary School and Madison Park High School. Smith and Dentler discuss the decision to close the McKinley School, the Storrow School and the Higginson Elementary School, because they remain segregated despite all efforts to integrate the student population.
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Busing for school integration - Press conferences
Busing for school integration - School management and organization
Higginson Elementary School
Madison Park High School
Mattahunt Elementary School
Subject : Personal Names
Palladino, Elvira "Pixie"
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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